If you’ve been lucky enough to secure tickets to the world’s most prestigious Grand Slam tournament (AKA Wimbledon), you’re either a die-hard tennis fan – or you’re in it for the Pimms and strawberries. Either way, if you’re in London in July, expect every conversation to end in a debate about who will be carrying the Wimbledon Championship Trophy off the court.
Of course, when you tire of the crowds and watching the world’s most supreme athletes battling it out, there’s always the summer sales, dining al fresco on a rooftop bar overlooking the Thames or soaking up a bit of culture at the National Gallery.
For those who prefer pelotons and yellow jerseys to racquets and tennis balls, Brussels was the place to be this week. The official presentation of the 22 teams competing in the 2019 Tour de France saw the racers parading across the stage at the Place Royale. And on Saturday (6 July) the top echelons of the cycling fraternity leave Brussels and return a strenuous 195km later to finish the first stage of the 2019 Tour de France.
But the real excitement of this three-week event culminates on 28 July, when the teams pedal for the last time on the Avenue des ...